Agreement on Windsor Framework positive for EU-UK relations and all-island economy – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has said that today’s announcement on the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol through the Windsor Framework will be welcomed by businesses across the all-island economy.   Responding to the news that the European Union and the UK have reached an agreement on the post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland, Ibec […]

Tipperary businesses urged to re-focus on Brexit readiness

Since March, Covid-19 has overshadowed Brexit. However, for businesses with exposure to the UK, it really is time to re-focus on a political process which may have a longer-lasting impact on the Irish food and agribusiness sector than Covid-19.   At an individual business level, with diminished cash reserves, many workforces, including management teams, are […]

MEP Kelly urges UK to put citizens’ interests first in crucial talks

“The best interests of citizens and businesses must be put to the fore of EU-UK negotiations on a future relationship, especially given the disappointing lack of progress so far and the damage a no-deal outcome would cause coupled with the anticipated economic impact of the coronavirus crisis”, Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael […]

Lowry Questions Taoiseach on Covid and Brexit ‘Double Whammy’

Deputy Michael Lowry has raised the issue of Brexit with An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, in light of the impact it will have on Ireland economy in conjunction with the severe financial impact of Covid-19. Describing it as a ‘double whammy’, Deputy Lowry questioned if the COVID-19 crisis has influenced the Government’s Brexit strategy? He queried […]

Ireland must scrap daylight savings time after Brexit – MEP Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP has urged the Irish Government to reconsider scrapping the bi-annual clock change. As Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament’s Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change, Mr. Kelly has been campaigning for the best part of a decade to scrap Daylight Savings Time. Speaking from Strasbourg today (Wednesday), he highlighted the […]

Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million). There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017. Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Brexit-related storage of additional chemicals prompts safety concerns

Irish firms, who may be increasing their stocks of chemicals ahead of the Brexit deadline on October 31st, are reminded to take the necessary steps to ensure all chemicals are stored safely. Speaking on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today (October 10th), Assistant Chief Executive Yvonne Mullooly has urged companies to fulfil […]

Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association Members across Tipperary call time on Brexit calamity!

The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association represents over 1500 retailers, in the convenience store, newsagent and forecourt retail space, across 26 counties. The association is an independent, not-for-profit, advisory and representative body for shopkeepers nationwide. Today, the association released a statement to calm what is being described as Brexit calamity by some members of the […]

Over 50% of exporters nationwide say that Brexit has already had an impact on business – Enterprise Ireland

• Currency fluctuations number one concern amongst Irish exporters as Britain’s exit from the EU fast approaches   • 83% plan to enter new global markets over the next 12 months in response to Brexit   • Irish companies must take action now and further their diversification plans Research carried out by Enterprise Ireland has […]

EU Commission to help workers in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit – Hogan

Statement by Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development This morning (4 September 2019), the European Commission adopted the latest in a series of Brexit Preparedness Communications, in which we reiterated our call to all stakeholders to prepare for a no-deal scenario. In order to help businesses that trade with the UK, we […]

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